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In 2009 a group of female skiers got together to raise money for breast cancer research. Their 2010 Rad Boob calendar supported Rethink Breast Cancer, hence the name “Rad Boob.” The name stuck, and this year, the ladies of the Rad Boob Club have another calendar out. Proceeds from the sales will support the Live It! Love It! Foundation, which works to bring adventure to people who’ve become injured or disabled.
Photo taken at Snow Water Lodge, British Columbia
Skiing for me is pure freedom of movement and the exhilaration that comes along with it. It gives me the freedom to move faster and smoother, in a way that I cannot accomplish in any other part of my life. Skiing for me eliminates the familiar feeling of always being the slowest, or the one who struggles to keep up, that comes with growing up with a physical disability. – Andrea Dziewior
Photo taken: Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia
Photo: taken at Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia
Photo: Taken at Selkirk Wilderness Experience, British Columbia
Photo: Taken at Whistler/Blackcomb, British Columbia
Photo: Taken at Silverado in Squaw Valley, California
Enjoyment of life is a matter of perspective, and ALL of life’s challenges are opportunities to change, to learn and to grow. I could have never predicted it would take a spinal cord injury snowboarding to turn me into a professional skier, but it did. As an old Chinese proverb once said, “Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Kimberly Joines
Photo: taken at Red Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Photo: Taken at Stryn Ski Center, Norway
Photo: Taken at Fairy Meadows Hut, British Columbia
P.S.: Don’t miss Sonja Lercher in our Women of Whistler photo gallery.
Photo: Taken at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia
I have always sought the thrill of ski adventures around the world. Having a stroke in the winter of 2009 abruptly ended my search for fresh pow and brought me new unpredictable challenges. I had the realization that life is not what you plan but how you live it in the moment. Since then I have overcome physical and mental deficits, returned to skiing and pursued new sports such as mountaineering, climbing and surfing. These activities have given me the drive to face obstacles and enjoy the great outdoors with friends. See you in the white room! – Holly Walker
Photo: Taken at Northern Escape Heli-Skiing, British Columbia
100% of proceeds from the Rad Boob Club 2012 Calendar support the Live It! Love It! Foundation. Every dollar raised from this calendar will provide someone with a disability with the equipment, instruction, training and support they need to fulfill their dream adventure, participate in outdoor recreation and maintain an active lifestyle. Special thanks to all the female freeskiers who believe that adventure should be accessible to everyone.
Photo: Leah Evans, Great Canadian Heli, British Columbia